After a slew of successful trial events, Kew residents have been awarded permission to operate their own market for its first full year in 2012.
The Kew Village Community Market, which has been attracting shoppers with its monthly market stalls, has won support of Richmond Council after capturing the imagination of locals with an array of independent stalls and a friendly atmosphere since it first opened in October last year.
Located in the roads surrounding Kew Gardensstation, in Station Parade, the market will become a permanent fixture on the first Sunday of every month, between 10am and 2pm, from February 5 onward.
Simon Fowler, one of the organisers, was delighted the market would be there to stay for 2012.
He said: “We are all really pleased with the news.
“We have had a lot of support from the local community who all come out, all the Sunday markets [so far] have been very popular with local people and we have had very good stall holders.
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